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to keep the nation's longest >>> six flags is now hiring for their 2011 season. six flags america held its job fair at the park. the company needs 2,500 people to work at the park this spring and summer. new to the job fair this year, auditions. those doing the hiring can identify the most outgoing applicants and tap into hidden atlantis they might have. >>> learning more tonight about an alleged massive price fixing scheme involving 21 airlines that have been charged. the government claims the airlines conspired with competitors to inflate passenger and cargo fuel surcharges between 2000 and 2006. the airlines paid more than $1.7 billion in fines. 19 executives have been charged with wrongdoing. four have gone to priz's. among those convicted, british airways, korean air and air france. no major u.s. carriers have been charged. >>> gas prices continue to climb. still ahead tonight, what all of this could mean for our fragile economy. >>> and wipeout. the kodak moment. that did not go as planned. standing by with an update on ♪ ♪ hello sshe ♪s yocan be ♪ove u [ chuckl ] o ur morod
. tonight, america remembers former vice presidential candidate geraldine ferraro. >>> and disturbing outburst in libya in front of scores of reporters. a woman claim shes was assaulted repeatedly by the military then whisked away. >>> it's the weekend that signals the start of spring here in washington, but the cherly blossoms have to compete with a little snow. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. craig melvin has the night off. in the storm center with wa we can expect. kim? >> hard to believe with our beautiful cherry blossoms pooping out, maybe a coating of snow tomorrow morning. good evening. let's talk about the possibility of cherly blossom snow. it would happen during the overnight hours and into the morning. we're not looking at a lot inside the metropolitan area or beltway. high e snow totals more likely off to the south. not a big deal. more of a conversation snow. as we look at the satellite and radar loop you see the rainfall associated with the storm pushing through tennessee and kentucky. the northern boundary, show, shows pink colors on the radar returns.
[ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> multiple fights shut down a hip-hop awards show yesterday. it showed 20 brawls that broke out at the awards show in crystal city. about 1,500 people attended the annual event, which honors local hip-hop and r & b artists. at least five people were hurt. one person we're told has a serious eye injury. police say no arrests were made. >>> a bus crashed into a townhouse in gaitherburg this afternoon around 3:00. no passengers were on the bus, and no one was in the house -- no one was hurt. the house had to be evacuated. the red cross is helping the people who live there >>> still ahead tonight, these brave guys parted with their locks today. they did it to help some kids in need. we'll tell but that and also talk about the sunday washout. we are under a flood warning, and chuck bell is going to tell us when all of this rain is going to end. come
the deaths they claim are god's punishment for america tolerating gays. >> we're still back to the becausic proposition. the soldiers are dying for the sins of this nation. >> reporter: the phelps and their tuny westboro baptist church picketed the funeral of snyder. his father sued. and today, had this angry reaction. >> this court has no problem with the government sending our children over to these wars, send them back in a body bag, and not even have enough respect for that dead soldier to be buried peacefully. >>> the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. westboro may have chosen to pickett the location to increase publicity for its views. that does not mean that its speech should be afforded less than full first aep protection. eight of the nine justices agreed. justice samuel alito dissented saying that phelps intentionally inflicted pain on the snyders. our commitment to free debate is not a license for malevolent attack on matthew and his family at a time of acute emotional vulnerabili
association. and two redskins released somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. this week, make pasta night more exciting for your family with a little help from the italian sausage experts: try... since 1945, this delicious italian sausage has been made with only the most premium cuts of pork and unique blends of quality herbs and spices you can actually see. and the taste? why not let the empty plates speak for themselves. make pasta night a weekly dinner your family looks forward to. choose johnsonville, america's favorite italian sausage. brand power. helping you buy better. >>> u.s. warships are edging closer to libya. and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton told congress today that all options are on the table. in
of overtime for but 48 seconds of overtime for the capitals is all they need. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> police in prince gorges county are now investigating a deadly police shooting. it happened just after 2:30 this afternoon in the 1800 block of ray leonard road in palmer park where the police headquarters is. police say they were responding to 911 calls of a man waving a gun at a teenager on the corner. the suspect allegedly pointed the gun toward officers. the man was shot and he later died at the hospital. >>> today president obama warned moammar gadhafi and his generals they will be held accountable for war crimes. he also said the u.s. and nato are still considering possible responses that could include
of the players' union, de morris smith, ♪ [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> german officials say the suspect in that deadly frankfurt airport shooting confessed that he was targeting u.s. service members. two airmen were killed, including airman first class zachary cutterback from the charlottesville area. >>> kevin ricks, a former manassas school teacher, pleaded guilty today to seven child pornography charges. an investigation showed he assaulted do dozens of boys over three decades, including children in virginia, maryland and abroad. he faces a 25-year prison sentence. >>> the national park service is predicting that the cherry blossoms over the tide al basin will peek just a bit earlier this year, between march 29th and april 3rd. the cherry blossom festival is set to kick off on march 26th. >>> random bag searches on the metro system may be challenged in court. >> aclu chapters in m
the mega millions could leave one workplace quite empty in the coming weeks. ♪ [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> in the latest effort to keep virginia rest stops open, the commonwealth is now selling naming rights for its rest areas. governor bob mcdonald says this move will help save taxpayer dollars and more importantly keep all 42 rest areas open. the transportation department says any and all proposals are being considered. earlier this month the governor announced that prison inmates would be helping with rest area upkeep in an effort to save money. right now the rest stops cost virginia about $20 million a year to operate. >>> rising medicare premiums could leave millions of americans with no increase in their social security benefits for a third straight year. the government projects a slight cost of living increase in social security next year, the first since 2009. it's also
. will the libyan revolution spark a change in america. >> a policy to make certain we're not held hostage to oil, and instability in the middle east. >> reporter: it would have to come from president obama. but congress would have to pass it, which means a compromise needed between the eelectric car crowd and the drill, baby drill team. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> steve, thank you. >>> lawmakers up on the hill are still working tonight to prevent a federal government shutdown. it's slated to happen a week and a half from now. the senate is expected to vote this week on two competing spending bills. a house gop version that slashes $61 billion from this year's budget. and a democratic version that includes $6 billion in cuts. the senate thinks the gop measure cuts toodeeply, while the democrats' plan doesn't do enough. the goal is to agree on a long-term budget measure that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year which ends in september. >>> on wall street, positive news about banks and the falling price of oil sends stocks higher today. the dow closi
is that america and our allies have used violence to save many libyan lives. but have failed to remove moammar gadhafi from power. until gadhafi goes, lawmakers here on capitol hill, u.s. allies across the region say any plans that any of us had to try to build a more democratic and pro-western libya have to stay on hold. live from the hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. back to you. >>> the libyan government plans to file criminal charges against a woman who accused moammar gadhafi's troops of rape. on saturday, the libyan woman burst into a hotel in tripoli where foreign journalists are staying under close supervision from the government. the woman says she was arrested at a checkpoint because she is from eastern libya, where rebels are based. she says she was repeatedly raped over two days. security officials tried to silence her and scuffled with several journalists who tried to protect her. eventually she was taken away. it's not clear where she is right now. today government officials described her rape accusations as a grave offense and said the men she has accused of filing criminal cha
for help. >>> spring all over america has brought flooding, mudslides and snow, depending on where you live. >> and the cold weather could be moving into our area. doug is back >>> you're watching news4 at 6:00. >>> the first day of spring brought some wild weather to most of the country. the threat of mudslides after heavy rains forced many to evacuate overnight near los angeles. record rainfall caused flooding that led to dozens of water rescues. and from the east coast to the sierra nevadas, a fresh coat of snow shut down roads, making travel quite difficult. so there. and then we had that crazy little thunderstorm this morning. >> yes. that was interesting. >> and big changes this week, huh? >> yeah, we are talking about snow right now. but -- in a good way. so to speak. we just ended winter, we want to go back and talk about the winter forecast we gave you about three or four months ago. what did we see, and how did we do? well, take a look, first off. this was the prediction or actually, the actual of what we should get. let's take a look at the weather computer first, guys. we take a
returned to the white house from latin america, the air assault on libya continues, still led by the u.s. these are british fights. a british air tanker refuelling other cold air attention. >> we're getting a lot of support from both the zprenfrend the italians. >> reporter: moammar gadhafi's forces are taking heavy hits. on the ground, rebel forces are losing territory. unable to retake town they once held. could gadhafi survive? the pentagon chief that maybe. >> i think there are any number of possible outcomes here. and no one is in a position to predict them. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton said the air war is succeeding of. >> many, many libyans are safer today because the international community took action. >> reporter: not good enough said a key republican critic. >> they're now saying this is a humanitarian intervention which is nonsense. if this is not designed to get rid of gadhafi, then this makes no sense at all. >> president obama has vowed not to send in ground forces but more marines going signals, the fight dog drag out. >> a pro gadhafi news anchor brought a r
. >> reporter: the president has to justify taking sides in what some see as a civil war. >> will america's commitment & end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? >> reporter: defense secretary gates admitted on "meet the press," libya is not vital. >> no, i don't think it's vital interests for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the recently, which is a vital interest for the united states. >> reporter: a region in chaos, uprisings in egypt, syria, bahrain, jordan, might the president commit the u.s. military elsewhere. libya's already cost about $1 billion. with no clear end in sight. >>> tonight, some u.s. naviville vessels are reported to be pulling out of the mediterranean. tomorrow, u.s. allies meet about libya. the plan is to put pressure on gadhafi to call it quits and leave. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, at the white house. >>> stay with news4 for continuing coverage of the crisis in libya. "nbc nightly news" will have team coverage after this broadcast, and then the president's speech will follow at 7:30. >>> a father shot and ki
interview on "good morning america" today up in new york. the network says the show's hair and makeup staff heard loud noises coming from brown's dressing room and called security. producers found his dressing room was trashed. including a window that was smashed. all this happened after brown was asked about the assault in 2009 on singer rihanna who was then chris' girlfriend. from abc news, this quote, as always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with mr. brown. >>> well, we have problems with our cell phones here in the nation's capital. there's a good chance you can't hear a lot of your calls if you're in d.c. according to jp power and associates. the computer ratings firm said the nation's capital has the worst reception quality compared to other cities. 18 out of every 100 calls suffers a problem here in d.c. and it also says that cell phone quality overall has dropped in the last six months. experts blame the service problems on the fact that a lot more people are using their cell phones indoors, and they say more people are u
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this weekend. veronica returns. ♪ [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> in it news4 your health tonight, the government has approved a new cancer drug for patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer. the injectable drug was approved sold under the name uyvor. studies showed patients lived an average of four months longer than those taking other drugs. it works by using the body's immune system to fight off the cancer rather than bringing in outside chemicals like chemotherapy. >>> thousands of gallons of rushing water took over the streets in california. this happened yesterday afternoon when a storm drain pipe ruptured and it did considerable amount of damage. businesses, homes, even the local police station were flooded. price tag for all of the damage is said to be in the millions of dollars. roads have since reopened in that area, but it will be several days before things get back to
of black america report. the urban league released its findings this morning at howard university. this year's report found that african-americans are more likely to be poor and jobless in the current economic slump. so the league's top official declared war on unemployment. dc's mayor vincent gray was there today, and talked about the local situation. >> historically, we have been in an economy that has been based on government, and hospitality and tourism. and we have got to be able to grow beyond that. we now are focusing increasingly on green jobs, which, of course, are environmentally friendly. but beginning to train our people for jobs that are different than what they have been trained for in the past. >> reporter: the urban league's recommendations for jobs included relaunching the youth summer job program, and expanding lending to small businesses. >>> well, severe storms packed with high winds and some heavy rain ripped through parts of central florida today. the storm wreaked havoc in passco county. flooding roads, damaging homes, a tent collapsed, injuring several peop
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